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Biscuit World union effort rooted in West Virginia history

Jan. 24, 2022 13:41 PM EST

ELKVIEW, W.Va. (AP) — While making biscuits and meatloaf at a fast-food restaurant during the coronavirus pandemic, 64-year-old Cynthia Nicholson often thinks back to her husband’s coal mining days in West Virginia. In that job and in his time as a pipefitter, she said, the work...

3rd West Virginia corrections officer dies of COVID-19

Jan. 24, 2022 13:41 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An officer at a West Virginia women's prison has became the third corrections employee to die from the coronavirus, authorities said Monday. Paula Jo Tomlin, an officer at the Lakin Correctional Center in Mason County since March 2020, died Saturday at a...

Lawmakers to get drone demonstrations during WVU Day

Jan. 24, 2022 03:12 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — State lawmakers will get a chance to learn how to operate a drone during West Virginia University Day at the Legislature on Tuesday. Members of the WVU Extension 4-H Tech Changemakers will talk about their experiences teaching digital skills and show the...

Flags at half-staff to honor former WV Sen. Joe Minard

Jan. 24, 2022 03:01 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Gov. Jim Justice said the West Virginia and U.S. flags at the state Capitol Complex will be displayed at half-staff Monday in honor of former state Sen. Joe Minard, who died earlier this month at age 90. Justice also ordered flags to be presented at...

More than 20 languages represented in W.Va. ESL program

Jan. 23, 2022 09:04 AM EST

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — For some, “I’m fine” might be a simple two-word sentence, but for a student learning the English language, it can be a big milestone. That’s the reality Naomi Wilson, the lead ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher in the Cabell County school...

Shannon scores 23, No. 18 Texas Tech beats West Virginia

Jan. 22, 2022 16:16 PM EST

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Terrence Shannon is getting back on track and No. 18 Texas Tech keeps winning at home. Shannon scored a season-high 23 points in only third game back from a lingering back issue, including the go-ahead three-point play, and the Red Raiders remained undefeated...

Utilities manager in W.Va. retiring after 27 years with city

Jan. 22, 2022 09:05 AM EST

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — It’d be hard to find a more productive career than that of David Sago. Sago has worked for the City of Fairmont in utilities since 1994 and announced that he will be retiring this month after 27 years working for the city. After spending...

Trial set for 2 men in assault of Capitol officer who died

Jan. 21, 2022 17:38 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A tentative trial date has been set for two men charged in the assault of a police officer who died after defending the U.S. Capitol in January 2021. A federal judge in Washington, D.C., on Thursday scheduled a June 6 jury trial for George Tanios of...

Man who used shoplifters for resale scheme sentenced

Jan. 21, 2022 17:28 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man was sentenced Friday to eight years and one month in federal prison for organizing a network of shoplifters, many of them addicted to drugs, to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars in store merchandise that he then resold on the internet. ...

Demolition begins at historic hotel in Harpers Ferry

Jan. 21, 2022 16:31 PM EST

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. (AP) — Demolition of a crumbling historic hotel in West Virginia began this week, after more than a decade of court battles. Workers began dismantling and removing some of the structure and contents Wednesday in Harpers Ferry, project spokesperson Margaret...